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Greyhound Announces It Will No Longer Allow Border Patrol Checks

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Greyhound, the largest bus company in the United States, announced that it will no longer allow Border Patrol agents to conduct immigration checks on their buses without a warrant.

The major bus company revealed in an email statement on Friday that it no longer consents to any Border Patrol agents or Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers conducting unwarranted searches on its buses or terminal areas that are not open to the public, the Associated Press first reported. Such non-public areas would include company offices or places where a ticket is required.

“Our primary concern is the safety of our customers and team members, and we are confident these changes will lead to an improved experience for all parties involved,” read a Greyhound statement.

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The company said it will provide bus station employees and drivers with training on the updated policy, and it will also put stickers on each of its buses stating that it does not consent to immigration searches.

The decision comes after Greyhound has faced heavy criticism from progressive and immigrant-rights groups for allowing Border Patrol officials to board its buses to verify customers’ immigration statuses. The agency has long maintained that these checks are an efficient way to crack down on narcotics smuggling, human trafficking, and illegal immigration.

Illegal alien advocates, nevertheless, rejoiced at the announcement.

“We are pleased to see Greyhound clearly communicate that it does not consent to racial profiling and harassment on its buses,” Andrea Flores, a spokeswoman for the ACLU, stated to the Associated Press. “By protecting its customers and employees, Greyhound is sending a message that it prioritizes the communities it serves.”

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It appears that an unearthed memo may be what sparked Greyhound to change its policy.

The company — despite receiving criticism from immigrant-rights advocates — previously argued that it had no choice but to allow Border Patrol agents conduct these checks. However, an internal Border Patrol memo, signed by then-Border Patrol chief Carla Provost in January, confirmed that the Fourteenth Amendment prohibited agents from searching private buses without their consent or without a warrant.

About a week after the memo was leaked to the Associated Press, Greyhound came out with its policy change.

CBP did not immediately return a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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26 comments

  1. I don’t know enough about Greyhound’s busing schedules but if they leave our country to pick up people in another country, bring back anyone not born in our country, then refuse to allow their buses to be checked then they shouldn’t be allowed to come back into our country. Let them camp out wherever they can find a parking spot south of the border till a warrant can be delivered to them. We don’t need anymore illegals here, they’re trouble.

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  2. Eric Simpson…. Who cares what a degenerate like you thinks there pussy……

  3. By law in certain states there are border immigration checks buses are required to stop and all individuals must show proof of residency

  4. OUTRAGES !!! Border Agents are Federal Law Enforcement !!!….Yes, John “follow the money”. In the last 60 days these ‘searchers’ have netted aprehension of 4 illegals & drugs within less than an hour’s drive from MY home.
    THERE ARE 790+ CANDIDATES W/ APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE SEATS !!! All 435 seats are either open or up for re-election. If you agree that we MUST take control in the House, pick one and work like hell for them. I’m promoting both a Senate challenge & replacement for House opening. YOU can do the same.
    There is no ‘I’ in team….Our President need America’s team to have his back. It’s not all about money, it costs you nothing but dedicated time. Hand out flyers for an hour on weekend, block walk for an hour, make phone calls, even a letter to area newspapers….Really want something fun to do ?….Go to election ofc and become a REGISTAR of Voters…It’s FREE, but our Nation’s Freedom isn’t.

    UNITED WE STAND

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  5. Bingo! I believe that is exactly what happened. The leftist have no morals. They likely threatened Greyhound with nefarious deeds they will commit in bus stations and buses, and threatened them if they try to report the threat. What choice does management have at that point? I hope the federal government investigates this matter.

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  6. Force Recon Marine

    @ Steven Link

    You are OBVIOUSLY a “CLUELESS” MORON who hasn’t a single living brain cell in that vacuum between your ears!!!

    We (my wife and I) are “Angel Parents” We lost our youngest son and his fiancée to a three time convicted twice deported illegal WETBACK low life dirt bag felon. I cannot understand how or why elected officials are fine with encouraging these vermin to enter the U.S. then denying our own citizenry the right and ability to defend themselves by proclamation!

    What was most tragic this occurred in a LIEberally mandated gun free zone where my son “obeyed the law” and paid for it with his and his fiancée’s lives. I make it a point to NEVER be in a “gun free zone” as I carry no matter if I am in a mandated gun free zone and no one is the wiser.

    I see red whenever I hear a “bleeding-heart LIEberal” cry about injustice of “poor law abiding migrants” treated like the scum they are!!! Or how effective disarming law abiding citizens save lives. NONE of them have walked a mile in my shoes

    It is said that time heals all wounds, To that I say time doesn’t heal these it doesn’t even attempt to gloss those kinds of wounds over!!!
    Anyone who is a genuine (not part time or absentee) father feels that all our children remain little girls and boys their entire lives no matter how old they get. A father is owned by their children the second his child wraps their little hand around your finger and grabs it as to say “you are mine” I must say that right now I am teary eyed imparting this. My little boy was just 18 and had recently been accepted to medical school when he was taken from us.
    Needless to say our family was devastated when a “technicality” (more like political pressure) allowed for our son’s murderer’s release. I nearly went so far as to seek that vermin out him out and kill that POS with my bare hands. I think I would have enjoyed that. I really do.

    Our only solace was when justice was served when this dirt bag tried to rob an off duty cop who wasted that POS. This was one of the most gratifying days of my life

    Now as if our family hasn’t suffered enough in late October of 2019 My wife’s niece and her two children still live in Commiefornication (the land of the WETBACKS) Her children our grand nieces were walking home from school and were struck by a hit-and-run driver. Broken bones contusions and pavement burns were the result of that hit-and-run event. The driver was caught the next day and turned out he was a WETBACK who had been previously deported.
    Needless to say the state of Commiemexico will not take responsibility but will shield this SCUMBAG from being punished. Leaving the “victims” to shoulder the medical expenses!!!

    THIS PRACTICE OF HAVING OPEN BORDERS AND PROVIDING SANCTUARY TO CRIMINALS (WETBACKS) HAS GOT TO STOP

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  7. These driver better knock their crape off. If they get pull over. To get checked they been a freaking do the job and pull over and let the police or the law do what they have to do to make sure no immigrants coming to this country. Unless they want to lose their freaky job and have the head on a platter and be arrested. They are not above the law. They are not the law.

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  8. They’re condoning AND abetting those who are committing hideous crime upon others by making themselves a sanctuary transportation company! They may as well change their name to Criminal Transit Corporation: The safe way to get away with your crimes.

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  9. then shut them down.

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  10. Stephen Link
    February 22, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    How is safety an issue,unless they’re doing something wrong?
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    THE PEOPLE COMMITTING THE MOST CRIME IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY ARE THE ILLEGALS. THEY COME FROM COUNTRIES THAT ARE LAWLESS AND THEY ARE THE ONES DOING MURDER , BURGLARIES, KIDNAPPING, AND RAPE. THAT STEPHEN IS AN ISSUE TO EVERY AMERICAN. TODAY WE HAVE MORE CRIME IN AMERICA THAN EVER BEFORE. THAT I BELIEVE IS BECAUSE WE HAVE ILLEGALS FROM THE MID EAST AND THE ILLEGALS COMING ACROSS OUR BORDERS. STEPHEN WE DO NOT KNOW WHICH ONES WILL TAKE A LIFE OR RAPE A CHILD WHEN THEY ARE ARRESTED AT OUR BORDERS. IF THEY COME IN WITH OUT BEING CHECKED WE CAN BE SURE THAT A HUGE PERCENT OF THEM WILL COMMIT CRIME. THIS IS THE REASON THESE PEOPLE NEED TO BE CHECKED. IF PEOPLE WATCH THE PROGRAMS ON ILLEGALS AT THE PORTS OF ENTRY ON TV THEY MIGHT BE EDUCATED ON THE DANGER OF THESE PEOPLE COMING INTO OUR COUNTRY. COPS IS ANOTHER GOOD ONE TO SEE WHO IS COMMITTING THE CRIME IN THIS NATION. THAT WAS A STUPID QUESTION TO ASK STEPHEN. WHAT IF IT WERE YOUR SISTER, MOTHER , BROTHER ETC THAT IS KILLED OR RAPE BY ONE THAT CAME HERE FROM THEIR COUNTRY THAT IS WANTED THERE FOR RAPE OR MURDER BUT ESCAPED TO AMERICA. OUR ICE, BORDER PATROL ARE PROTECTING OUR FAMILIES AND THEY HAVE A HARD JOB TO DO AND WE DO NOT NEED THE AMERICAN COMPANIES AND PEOPLE FIGHTING THEM ON EVERY TURN THEY MAKE. LET THEM DO THEIR JOB AND SAVE THE LIVES OF AMERICAN FAMILIES.

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  11. All airlines have to comply, so why not any other form of transport. Its the safety of the nation which should come first, not a few grizzling snowballs.

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  12. IT IS TIME TO GIVE THESE COMPANIES A HURT. BOYCOTT THEM . THEY ARE AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO ARE PAYING THE BILLS.

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  13. The company should now be seized and buses impounded! The upper management is now in direct violation of Federal laws and has no protections from arrest, prosecution, and suspension of their operating license! That is the law!

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  14. Stupid Greyhound….fold under the pressures of the smallest minority groups and jeopardize the safety of the entire country!! Idiots!

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  15. Then make Greyhound screen every rider. If it takes a security clearance to board an airliner; then give the bus companies the same restrictions; Greyhound will then wish it complied. And for every criminal (illegal alien) Greyhound transports; charge them for each one with “aiding and abetting” and conspiracy to a aid in flight to avoid prosecution.

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  16. Time to put and end to the largest bus company business. No border patrol … No business ! Boycott Greyhound !!

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  17. Found the anti-legal rights fascist.

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  18. Good for Greyhound.

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  19. How is safety an issue,unless they’re doing something wrong?

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  20. I believe that the folks at Immigration have the Right to search without a warrant if they are within a certain proximity to a sea or land portal. They used to plug the one road from the Florida Keys to Miami and search cars for smuggled Cubans.
    So if the 14th Amendment does strip that Right from them on private busses, busses must be considered somewhat of a sanctuary. If that is the case, there is nothing to stop Immigration from pulling a bus up to their terminal, and checking the people as they get off and walk out.

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  21. Pull them over and sit them there till the warrant arrives. Let their legal customers deal with the pain because of illegals that are breaking our laws. Or simply wait till they get off at their destinations and arrest them not hard to figure out.

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  22. If they have nothing to hide, why not let them check to be sure we don’t have illegal immigrants from crossing our borders without proper documentation or transporting contraband. Nothing to hide, no reason to prohibit the search. Doesn’t take very long.

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  23. I’ll never again ride on one of their buses, as uncomnfortable as it already is, ever again, and I will discourage anyone I can. The bus company obviously doesn’t care about the safety of its passengers.

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  24. I wonder if someone is being blacked mailed or being paid off at greyhound. To make this move.

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  25. Let’s see who wins thus battle. The Federal government or a bus company,. Better yet impound buses and its occupants if they refuse the searches.

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